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Season 11 of America’s Got Talent just became more exciting with the news that #AGT creator, Simon Cowell, will be replacing retiring judge, Howard Stern, on America’s Got Talent.
Was there ever any doubt? As creator of this popular summer show, Simon was a natural choice and will nicely fill the void created by Howard Stern’s retirement from the show.
Here’s a statement culled from Today.Com:
“It was the network’s [NBC] decision,” he told TODAY’s Joe Fryer on Thursday. But that doesn’t mean he wasn’t above seriously hinting. “I had sort of popping up in my head … ‘You know, if you are looking for a very good-looking British judge which sort of fits on this show, I know someone.'”
The announcement comes in the wake of Howard Stern’s exit from the show.
I kind of, sort of, miss the guy. No matter what you think of his judging technique, he is a unique entity and I will enjoy seeing him on TV once again. Who knows? He’s a Dad now so he may have mellowed.
And, aren’t you even curious as to how he will interact with judge Howie Mandel? Oh boy! This will be great television.
So, welcome back, Simon. It’s been a while!
And to my readers, will you be welcoming Simon back with open arms? Do you think he is a smart replacement for Howard Stern? If not, who would you choose?